Update of OPPS – April 2016
From: CMS MLN Articles – 2/26/16
Provider Action Needed
Change Request (CR) 9549 describes changes to and billing instructions for various payment policies implemented in the April 2016 OPPS update. The April 2016 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) and OPPS Pricer will reflect the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC), HCPCS Modifier, and Revenue Code additions, changes, and deletions identified in CR9549. The I/OCE update is in CR9553. Upon release of that CR, an MLN Matters article (MM9553) related to the updated I/OCE will be posted on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Make sure your billing staffs are aware of these changes.